#SipandRead: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf

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Title: for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Author: Ntozake Shange

Photo Filter: Lofts Lens, Love 81 Film, and Triple Crown Flash in Hipstamatic

Sipping: Coffee in Stetson Alumni mug

Instagram Post: 04/12/2016

I'm still craving #poetry so I pulled this book down to #sipandread#todayimreading for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf by #ntozakeshange. I read this years ago when the movie was being produced, sometime soon after I moved to LA. I didn't understand #blackness in the way I do now, maybe because I had grown up (sheltered?) in an all-black town. Maybe this turned me off to poetry, not knowing how to relate to the #blackwomanstruggle they talk about in this book. My 20s didn't feel like this. As I fall back into this work, my 30s don't feel like this, but now I know a #ladyinblue or a #ladyinred. My alumni mug is from my undergrad #stetsonuniversity.



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About The Author

Black & Bookish is the brainchild of Antoinette Scully, educator and lover of all things bookish. She is on a quest to fill your bookshelves with beloved authors of the African Diaspora. When she's not hanging out online, she's living it up as the mother of two rambunctious girls and wife of a local filmmaker.